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Topsy last won the day on January 10 2019

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About Topsy

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  • Birthday 12/25/93

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  1. I trust you.
  2. When are you taking orders?
  3. Definitely higher round here, but a lot of things are disproportionately more expensive, food and drink mainly, which is up to double the price. I've got some friends who used to do a 2hr round trip every two weeks to Germany to get their food cheaper (pre covid) and be able to put some money aside. Also, I recently found out that daycare for one child is an eye watering 90quid per day. Sure the wages balance things a little and look really nice on paper but depend on so many things. I'm quite sure they're not double though, especially not after tax, insurance etc. addendum: Some googling reveals that a £90k job should currently be compared with £115k job here.
  4. Same is happening here, and some areas now have laws that only allow a certain percentage of flats/houses to be secondary homes. Of course this has downsides too as some villages that were clearly below that percentage sold up and others that were at the limit are trying to build more houses. Sometimes I think I'd quite enjoy living somewhere* really remote but obviously also couldn't and wouldn't want to compete with rich chaps buying a little weekend home. That said, looking at the prices quoted in this thread maybe I should. The one bedroom flat in the neighouring house had a pricetag of £300k. *not in switzerland. Swiss villages hold next to no appeal to me. Country side is nice, the houses very much less so.
  5. Thanks! It's got way better now, I think I only got one explorer crash within a week, and that pointed to NetFramework this time. if it stays this rare I think I can live with it. I would like to upgrade sometime, but I can't possibly justify it at the moment (not that that would stop me...). Speaking of mobo components: Funnily enough I get coilwhine from the mobo as soon as I start up Trackmania United. Always has done that as soon as the .exe is running. I never figured out why that happens. I don't get it with any other games or programs either. Powerline adapters can be a pain, but when sorted they work great. Depending on how your house is wired you might also get issues though.
  6. I (re-)found/finally tried Bricklinks "Lego Studio" last night. Today I realised that you can load all parts of a selected set into it and start building. It's not what I actually had planned on doing, I actually wanted to build a little landscape for a tensegrity thingy, but now I've spent about three hours assembling some sets I always wanted as a kid and it's made me very happy. Also made me realise how dumbed down the instructions are now a days...
  7. Amusingly owned by a Barry.
  8. I think most people enjoy getting and also giving presents. However, I don't quite get* the "what do you want" question above a certain age. I understand it by children since you don't want to get onto the wrong side of them. But by grown ups? Either you know the person well enough to know what they'll appreciate or you don't need to be giving them anything at all. Unless you feel like it's a way of making up the lack of knowing them well? I started making presents myself again, mainly for Christmas though, only a select few people get something for birthday from me. They're appreciated if they're somewhat useful, are fun to make for me and saves any kind of "what do you want" question. And if it's not appreciated the person won't be getting another next year. *wrong thread, I know.
  9. Finally ran Memtest. No errors after two passes so I doubt that's the immediate problem (but what do I know?). Started uninstalling lots of stuff to see if it magically fixes itself.
  10. After close to 6 years I think I finally may have learnt how to do this without too much hassle! Just need to get the brake in line with my disc again some day.
  11. SSD: Yes, OC: No. Fresh install: Yes. Memtest: Should finally do it, but simply ignoring the PC was easier. Ought to start that tomorrow incase my school does need to switch to homeschooling again after all and I'll one more be dependent on the computer. Thing is, I seem to be a magnet for pretty rare computer issues. When I built it it didn't boot x times out of 10. Turned out the RAM was incompatible with the specific MoBo. But yes, I did get the regular picture viewer crashinfg on win 7, but no other issues. I'm was hoping it'd disappear entirely and not get worse by switching to win10! At the start I was getting explorer crashes every few minutes, but that was something to do with "Stardock (?) Fences" that I used to organise my desktop. So I got rid of that. Then the event viewer started pointing to a .dll to do with the GPU driver, so I did a fresh install of that. Didn't help though. On win7 it used to point to a ram error. Not sure what to believe now but it's tedious.
  12. You guys are making me want to upgrade my mobo-cou-ram. Currently on an i5 4670k, 16gb ddr3 ram and a 1070. Only just upgraded to win10 (yeah.. 7 just worked well for me..) last autumn and have been having a ton of grief with it since, mainly explorer crashes when facing a folder with RAWs or TIFF files in it, or alt-tabbing. Notsure if there's a memory issue somewhere. I was getting memory errors in the event viewer with win7 but never anything definite and never any issues with things that actually relied on the memory heavily. Fancy a fresh start but can't really justify the cost.
  13. Nice work! Gave you a follow. Only leather thing I made was a new cover for a camera, and getting the radii right and cutting it decently drove me absolutely crazy.
  14. Does anyone here by any chance happen to have experience with MGAs? Might be having a look at one next week because it seems that I'm a bit of a plonker with an old vehicle itch.
  15. It was a flat about 1.5cm across. I suppose it could have been repaired with a hammer, but I had assumed I could get a replacement. (admittedly, half of me was hoping that I would need to send it back) Since I didn't buy it directly off DMR I doubt it made it all the way back to them.. I also don't know how it looks now - I had to send it back in the same packaging so that the post could inspect it too.